Wellington sporting news

Golfing goodness

Last Saturday saw 32 golfers tee off in cold drizzly conditions at Wellington Golf Club with the July Monthly Medal being played plus the Neil Hollow putting competition.

The kind sponsors of last Saturday was the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club. This Saturday see's a 4BBB Par being played with Jim and Reid Armstrong the kind sponsors of the day.

A couple of programming changes are Gulgong visit September 29 and the Cusack's Butchery Men's Foursomes are now being played on November 4.

Farmers/Family Fun day will be held on Sunday, July 29 starting at 11.30am with plenty of events for everybody on the day and of cause a BBQ Sausage as well, the day is open to everybody who is just looking for something different to do for a day.

Members are being asked if they would like to adopt a BUNKER or PLANTER BOX, for more information please don't hesitate to ask a Board member.

The Final of the Kiss Trophy will see Noel Stanford taking on Doug Ney with the Final to be played by the 21st of July.

A grade Medal winner was Lewis McCarthy who concurred the course and the weather to finish with a 73 nett. Runner up in A grade was Kurt Cusack and he finished with 75 nett.

B grade Medal winner was one of the early starters Errol Flood who missed the really cold weather and his final scores was 68nett.

B grade runner up and he also had and early start was Paul Hannelly with a 69 nett.

Ball competition winners were the winners and runners up and everybody that finished with 76nett or better.

Ron Stubblefield Toyota Terrific Tee Shot on the 8th it went to John Gersbach, on the 14th it went to Gary Cusack, on the 16th it went to Lewis McCarthy.

Gersbachs Mechanical nearest the pin in two shots on the 15th hole went Gareth Peterson. McDonald's biggest whack in A grade went to Malcolm Payne and in B grade it went to Noel 

Brent's NFI award winners last Saturday have had there names suppressed due to good money bring paid.

Draw for the Semi-Finals of the Cornish Trophy see's Kevin Reid- Garth Watts taking on David French-David King, Rod McMahon-Liam Brien take on Gary Cusack-Darren Whiteley with these match's to be played by July 28.

Top five in the Wellington Soldier's Memorial Point score after eight rounds see's  John Donnelly 150 points, Kurt Cusack 132 points, Norm Royal 131, Gary Cusack 123pts and Lewis McCarthy 119 points.

Top five in the Wellington Plant Hire Pointscore see's Norm Royal 67.5 points, Tony Cowan 67 points, Malcolm Payne 67 points, David East 66 points, John Southwell 65.5 points. Remember that it's your best three rounds that count.

Delightful Darts

This Monday night the 16th sees the playing of the Greg Whiteman Memorial Grand Slam of Darts Final at the Wellington Soldiers Memorial Club and the beginning of the Winter competition and if you are looking for a game of darts please come along and join in as more the merrier.     

-by David Wilson

2017 Flashback: Wellington Junior Redbacks Rugby Union.

2017 Flashback: Wellington Junior Redbacks Rugby Union.

Ripping Rugby

Our 13s braved the chilly conditions in Orange on Saturday to take on Orange City, the cold climate had no effect on the Redbacks who showed no mercy for their opponents racking up 28 points to seven in the first half and going on to record a 45 to seven victory even though the game was called off early because of the sleeting rain and wind.

Liam Byrnes scored a hat trick including a 90 metre effort and even with half the Orange squad on his tail the big prop could not be reeled in.

Will Deshon also revelled in the conditions ripping into the Orange attack with with some crackin defence as well as scoring two tries for the day.

Our 15s teed off against Dubbo Red in Dubbo in what turned out to be a game of two contrasting halves the Red Boars dominated from the start with both of our tries being scored by the Parkes boys in our squad.

The first try came when our big  front rower Jayden Pope barged over from close range for his first try of the year.

The second came just before half time when Kody Reynolds applied some silky soccer skills to kick the ball ahead three times before diving on it to score giving the Boars a 12 nil lead at the break.

Dubbo came out firing and unfortunately the party was over, two very well constructed tries leveled the score and a penalty shot right on the bell gave them the win 15 points to 12.

Our 17s followed on also against the Reds but could not recreate the same form that they had shown the previous week when they rolled the Dubbo Blues.

The Redbacks trailed  ten nil at half time but could not claw their way back in the second half. A consolation try  kept them in the game but it was not enough leaving Dubbo with a 17 to five victory. No junior rugby for the next two weeks due to school holidays

- Kenny’s Excited


Wellington information and neighbourhood services

Wednesday, July 11 from 10am arts and crafts, mural painting. At 1pm Outdoor sports activities.

Thursday, July 12 from 10am until 1pm inspirational community Women guests, Rhianna Sutherland, Leteisha Pope, Tara Stanley and Kaylier Daley.

Friday, July 13 from 10am photos personal stories. At 1pm free time and then from 5pm to 7pm a disco and presentations theme ‘Red, Black and Yellow’.